Hotels Under Construction or Announced for Wake County, N.C.


Contact: Dennis Edwards, President and CEO
Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
919.834.5900
Updated Nov. 1, 2019


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Projects Under Construction | Projects in Planning | Early Planning/Unknown Project Dates | Proposed Projects | Past Hotel Openings/Closings

 

Projects Under Construction

2019

Opening Q3 2019

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Wake Forest
Wake Forest
This 90-room hotel is planned for 12051 Retail Dr., Wake Forest. This is a project of Eastern Properties of NC, Inc.
Status: The projected opening is Nov. 2019.

Opening Q4 2019

Origin | Raleigh
Raleigh
This 126-room, six-story boutique hotel will be located at 2 Glenwood Ave. in downtown Raleigh. This is a project of Schulte Hospitality Group and Thrash Group. This hotel will include a wine and tapas restaurant, juice counter, gym, bike sharing and meeting space.
Status: The projected opening is Oct. 2019.

Waterwalk Hotel
Raleigh
This 153-room hotel will be located between Dillard Dr. and Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh. This is a project of Waterwalk Hotel Apartments.
Status: The projected opening is Dec. 2019.

2020

Opening Q2 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Midtown East
Raleigh
This 152-room, six-story hotel is planned to be a part of a mixed-use development at 1001 Wake Towne Dr., Raleigh. Concord Hospitality will manage the hotel.
Status: The projected opening is April 2020.

Opening Q3 2020

Home2 Suites Raleigh Triangle Town Center
Raleigh
This 95-room hotel is planned for 3951 Sumner Blvd. Guest rooms include a full kitchen, work area and media hub. The living room is furnished with a sleep sofa. Community space encourages a social environment with gathering zones, pantry, fitness room and indoor pool. This is a project of Meeneh Hospitality LLC and 161 Architecture.
Status: The project is currently under construction with an opening date targeted for Aug. of 2020.

Opening Q4 2020

TownePlace Suites Raleigh Southwest
Raleigh
This 91-room hotel is a Marriott project planned for 3771 Thistledown Dr. This is a project of Nine Points LLC.
Status: This project is currently under construction with projected opening in Oct. 2020.

TownePlace Suites Raleigh Durham Airport
Morrisville
This 105-room hotel is planed for 1021 Carrington Mill Blvd. This is a project of Carolina Perimeter Hospitality LLC.
Status: The project is under construction with projected opening in Dec. 2020.

Projects in Planning

2021

Opening Q1 2021

SpringHill Suites
Apex
This 93-room hotel is planned for 1109 Markham St., Apex.
Status: The project is expected to start in Sept. 2019 with projected opening in Jan. 2021.

Staybridge Suites Raleigh
Raleigh
This 105-room hotel is planned for 8001 ACC Blvd. This is a project of Dakota Legacy Group.
Status: The project is expected to start in Jan. 2020 with projected opening in Feb. 2021.

Holiday Inn Express
Garner
This 107-room hotel is planned for 312 Hwy. 70 E., Garner.
Status: The project is expected to start in Feb. 2020 with projected opening in March 2021.

Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Cary/Crossroads
Cary
This 130-room hotel project will be located at Dillard Dr. and Piney Plains Rd. in Cary. This is project of Marriott International developed and managed by CMC Hotels.
Status: The project is expected to begin in Nov. 2019 with projected opening in March 2021.

Opening Q2 2021

Tru by Hilton Wake Forest
Hampton Way Dr., Wake Forest
This 84-room hotel by Hilton is a midscale hotel brand that aims to serve the value-oriented consumer.is planned for 10100 Lumley Rd.
Status: The project is expected to start in April 2020 with projected opening in April 2021.

Hampton Inn & Suites Cary
Cary
This 107-room hotel is planned for 1000 Winstead Dr. This is a project of East Coast Hospitality and The RBA Group. Facilities will be available for small business meetings or functions. This Hampton Inn & Suites will occupy a shared site with Home2 Suites.
Status: This project is expected to begin in March 2020 with projected opening in May 2021.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Cary
Cary
This 85-room hotel is planned for 1000 Winstead Dr. This is a project of East Coast Hospitality. Suites have a bedroom area and a living room/media area with a sleep sofa, flat screen TV, ambient and task lighting. A working wall incorporates the kitchenette and flexible working space. Community space encourages a social environment with gathering zones, pantry, fitness room, indoor pool and outdoor spaces. This Home2 Suites will occupy a shared site with Hampton Inn & Suites.
Status: The project is expected to start in March 2020 with projected opening in May 2021.

Home2 Suites Raleigh State Arena
Raleigh
This 110-room hotels is planned for 6110 and 6114 Corporate Ridge Rd., Raleigh. This is a project of Oaks Hospitality, LLC.
Status: The project is expected to start in March 2020 with projected opening in May 2021.

Opening Q3 2021

Element RDU Airport Research Triangle Area
Morrisville
This 105-room hotel is set on a 20-acre property at 804 Airport Blvd. near the intersection with Perimeter Park Dr. Eco-conscious element branded hotels contribute to sustainability through paper recycling bins in each room, recycled materials in carpets and low VOC interior paints. This property is owned by OHM Hotels.
Status: The project is expected to begin in April 2020 with projected opening in July 2021.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Garner
Garner
This 85-room hotel is planned for U.S. Hwy. 70 and McCormick St. This is a project of Aiken&Yelle Associates.
Status: The project is expected to start in May 2020 with projected opening in July 2021.

Holiday Inn Express Holly Springs
This 104-room hotel is planned for 7200 GB Alford Hwy./Shoppes at Holly Springs. This project is owned and developed by Clarendon Properties.
Status: The project is expected to start in May 2020 with projected opening in July 2021.

Westin Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Raleigh
This 250-room, 18-story hotel is planned for 4501 Creedmoor Rd. This is a project of Starwood Hotels Marriott and Shamin Hotels of Chester, Virginia, called the Soleil Center. This will be a luxury hotel and conference center with a rooftop bar, ballroom, meeting space and full-service restaurant.
Status: The project is expected to start in June 2020 with projected opening in July 2021.

Opening Q4 2021

Homewood Suites Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
Raleigh
This 135-room hotel is planned for 10100 Lumley Rd. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality Group. Rooms will have a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities will include a pool, exercise room, laundry facilities, 24-hour business center and convenience store, grocery shopping service and free hot breakfast daily. This hotel occupies a shared site with the Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport / Brier Creek.
Status: The project is expected to start in Feb. 2020 with projected opening in Oct. 2021.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh / Downtown
Raleigh
This 110-room hotel is planned for 200 W. Davie St. This is a project of CN Hotels Inc. of Greensboro with Overcash Demmitt Architects. Rooms will have a fully equipped kitchen. This hotel occupies a shared site with Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Downtown.
Status: The project is expected to start in Oct. 2019 with projected opening in Oct. 2021.

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Downtown
Raleigh
This 140-room hotel is planned for 200 W. Davie St. This is a project of CN Hotels Inc. of Greensboro with Overcash Demmitt Architects. Guest rooms at this location feature microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel has a 24-hour food and beverage pantry in addition to a full service restaurant and guest laundry facility. This hotel will occupy a shared site with Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh / Downtown.
Status: The project is expected to start in Oct. 2019 with projected opening in Oct. 2021.

Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
Raleigh
This 168-room hotel is planned for 10100 Lumley Rd. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality Group. This hotel will offer state-of-the-art meeting and fitness facilities, a business center, high speed internet access and a contemporary restaurant. There will be 10,000-25,000 square feet of total meeting space. This hotel occupies a shared site with Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport / Brier Creek.
Status: The project is expected to start in Feb. 2020 with projected opening in Oct. 2021.

Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport/RTP
This 230-room, 10-story hotel is planned for 3931 Macaw St. This is a hotel project of CMC Hotels.
Status: The project is expected to start in Dec. 2019 with projected opening in Oct. 2021.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Raleigh
This 180-room, 12-story hotel project will be located at 431 S. McDowell St. This is a project of Winwood Hospitality of Raleigh. This hotel would include a street-level bar and café, an elevated lobby and a pool area above structured parking. There will also be 600 square feet of meeting space. This space is currently a single-story building leased to Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Status: The project is scheduled to start in March 2020 with projected opening in Nov. 2021.

Tru by Hilton Raleigh Garner
Garner
This 118-room hotel project will be located at 545 N.C. Hwy. 70 in Garner. Tru by Hilton is a midscale hotel brand that aims to serve the value-oriented consumer.
Status: The project is scheduled to start in Nov. 2020 with projected opening in Nov. 2021.

Unbranded Hotel (previously labeled "City Centre")
301 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
This 165-room hotel is part of a mixed-use project known as Raleigh Crossing. The project will include 18,000 square feet of retail and 135 apartments, in addition to the office tower. The project is being developed and managed by The Fallon Co with architect DudalPaine Architects.
Status: This project is scheduled to begin in April 2020 with projected opening date of Nov. 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott
Raleigh
This 124-room, seven-story hotel is planned for Willard Pl. and Glenwood Ave. in the Glenwood South downtown Raleigh district as part of The Willard development. This is a project of 21 Glenwood Partners and Summit Hospitality.
Status: The project is expected to start in June of 2020 with projected opening of Dec. 2021.

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh PNC Arena Wade Park
Raleigh
This 155-room hotel is planned for 5410 Wade Park Blvd.
Status: The projected start date is May 2020 with target opening date of Dec. 2021.

Courtyard by Marriott
Cary
This Courtyard by Marriott hotel planned for N. Harrison Ave. and Richard Dr. will include business services, meeting space, fitness room, swimming pool and a breakfast café. This hotel occupies a shared site with another hotel. The purchaser of the hotel is Marriott International. The project is managed by Daly Seven Inc.
Status: This new construction project is scheduled to start in May of 2019 and open in Dec. 2021.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Downtown
Raleigh
This 200-room, nine-story building has been proposed for 221 W. Martin St. across from Nash Square. This is a project of Raymond Management Company. This will include a restaurant on the ground floor.
Status: The project is expected to start in April 2020 with projected opening date of Dec. 2021.

2022

Opening Q1 2022

Walter Hotel
Raleigh
This 180-room hotel planned for Six Forks Rd. & Front at North Hills is a project of Kane Realty Group, included in part of their expansion of the North Hills area. This will be a part of Walter Tower, including a ballroom, restaurant, bar, meeting space and outdoor areas.
Status: The projected is scheduled to start in Feb. of 2020 with a projected opening is Jan. 2022.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh
This 110-room hotel located at 6119 Corporate Ridge Rd. is owned and managed by Blue Ridge Hospitality Group.
Status: The project is expected to start Feb. 2021 with projected opening in March 2022.

Opening Q2 2022

Home2 Suites/Tru by Hilton Raleigh Downtown Convention Center
This 192-room (96 rooms each) duo-hotel project is planned for 603 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. This is a project of Narsi Properties.
Status: The project is expected to start April 2021 with projected opening in June 2022.

Opening Q3 2022

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Brier Creek
This 119-room project is planned for the intersection of Glenwood Ave and TW Alexander Dr, Raleigh. SpringHill Suites are all-suite featuring rooms with separate areas for working, sleeping and relaxing. The suites have pullout sofas and kitchenettes with microwave and minifridge.  Amenities include a pool and whirlpool, fitness room, free continental breakfast buffet, and meeting rooms. This hotel may occupy a shared site with the TownePlace Suites.
Status: The project is expected to start in Jan. 2021 with projected opening in July 2022.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Raleigh Brier Creek
This 85-room project is planned for the intersection of Glenwood Ave and TW Alexander Dr, Raleigh. With its trademark townhouse exterior, this TownePlace Suites is designed to create a residential atmosphere for the extended-stay traveler and will offer lower rates for longer stays. Suites will be spacious with full-sized kitchens and some will have in-room office space. Housekeeping services, guest laundry, a swimming pool and exercise room will be among the amenities. This hotel may occupy a shared site with the SpringHill Suites.
Status: The project is expected to start in Jan. 2021 with projected opening in July 2022.

Opening Q4 2022

Comfort Suites Raleigh
Raleigh
This 82-room hotel is planned for 3401 Sumner Blvd.
Status: This project is scheduled to start in Dec. 2021 with projected opening in Dec. 2022.

Early Planning/Unknown Project Dates

Montfort Hall
Raleigh
This 10-room boutique inn and gathering space will be created from an 1858 Italianate-style historic mansion at 308 S. Boylan St. in the Boylan Heights neighborhood in downtown Raleigh.
Status: The project is expected to start in the next 12 months.

Boutique (Unbranded) Hotel
Raleigh
This 45-room luxury hotel is planned for 615 W. Peace St. Currently, this is an unbranded hotel. This is a project of MJM Group.
Status: There is not yet a projected start or opening date for this project.

Comfort Inn & Suites, 6209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
This Comfort Inn & Suites may convert to Best Western Plus.

Unbranded Hotel, N. Harrison Ave. and Richard Dr., Cary
This hotel will feature rooms with separate areas for working, sleeping and relaxing. The suites have pullout sofas and kitchenettes with microwave and minifridge. Amenities include a pool and whirlpool, fitness room, free continental breakfast buffet and meeting rooms. This hotel occupies a shared site with another hotel. The purchaser of the hotel is Marriott International. The project is managed by Daly Seven Inc.
Status: The project is in early planning.

Waterwalk Hotel
Morrisville
This 100-room, upper-midscale hotel will be located in Morrisville. This is a project of Waterwalk Hotel Apartments.
Status: This project is currently in the early planning stage.

Proposed Projects

5401 North
Located at the interchange of U.S. 401 and I-540. Mixed use development of 1,200-1,400 homes and apartments, along with 1.6 million square feet of offices, retail, restaurants, movie theater, plaza area for concerts and a 250-room hotel. Project was approved by Raleigh City Council, Jan. 9, 2007. Contact: Jimmy Barnes, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc., NAI Carolantic, P.O. Box 1550, Raleigh 27602, 919.832.0594, jbarnes@naicarolantic.com.
Status: No action on this project. (5401north.com)

Brier Creek Town Center II
This Master Plan was approved at the 6/5/12 Raleigh City Council meeting. The proposed plan was a request to rezone 38.5 acres to accommodate a mixed-use development consisting of office space, 600 residential housing units, 115,000 square feet of retail space and a possible 300-room hotel. There would also be two parking decks. The project would be a total of 1.63 million square feet. Developer is American Asset Corporation, 3700 Arco Corporation Pkwy., Ste. 350, Charlotte, N.C. 28273, 919.821.2700.

Crabtree Village
This Master Plan was approved at the July 3, 2012, Raleigh City Council meeting. The boundaries are Crabtree Valley Ave., Blue Ridge Rd. and Homewood Banks Dr. The proposed plan will include 500+ residential apartment/housing units, 15,000-to-60,000-square-feet of retail space includes a restaurant, 250,000 square feet of office space, a parking garage and a 200-room hotel. First part of project would be 293 apartments. Other development (office space, retail space and a hotel) would follow in phases over a three-year period. The land owner is Redus NC Land, LLC, 3563 Philips Highway, Ste. 601E, Jacksonville, FL 23058. The developer is Pappas Properties LLC, 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 325, Charlotte, N.C. 28204, 704.716.3900.
Status: Construction began on first part of project July 2013.

Past Hotel Openings/Closings in Wake County (with room capacity)

1998

Openings

LaQuinta Inn Crabtree: 134
Studio Plus: 82
Comfort Inn Fuquay-Varina: 62
Suburban Lodge of America: 140
Homewood Suites Crabtree: 137
LaQuinta Inn Cary: 128
Candlewood Suites: 81
BridgeStreet Accommodations:90
Oakwood Corporate Housing: 300
Hilton Garden Inn RDU: 155
Microtel Inn & Suites: 74
Extended Stay America - Cary: 122
Wingate Inn: 85
Homestead Crabtree: 138
Red Roof Inn: 133
Fairfield Inn Airport: 112
Comfort Inn Apex: 68
Total Rooms: 2041

1999

Openings

AmeriSuites: 128
Residence Inn RDU: 120
Hampton Inn and Suites: 124
Residence Inn Cary: 108
Comfort Suites – Cary: 122
Holiday Inn Express RDU: 116
Sleep Inn of Wake Forest: 80
MainStay Suites: 88
Residence Inn Crabtree: 112
Hampton Inn & Suites: 131
Holiday Inn & Suites: 120
LodgeAmerica (12/17/99): 137
Total Rooms: 1386

2000

Openings

Wingate Inn (Garner): 85
Cameron Park Inn: 4
Country Hearth Inn (Knightdale): 40
Total Rooms: 129

2001

Openings

Towneplace Suites/Cary (opened 2/13): 90
Comfort Suites (opened 6/26): 66
Candlewood Suites (opened 3/1): 122
Staybridge Suites (opened 6/25): 88
Total Rooms: 366

2002

Openings

Holiday Inn Express Apex/Raleigh (opened 2/18): 62
AmeriSuites Hotel RDU (opened 5/24): 94
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (opened 11/8): 94
Comfort Suites ESA (opened 4/26): 82
Total Rooms: 332

2003

Openings

Best Western Inn & Suites (opened 3/03): 75
Total Rooms: 75

2004

Openings

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Raleigh/Durham Airport (opened 11/1): 76
Total Rooms: 76

2005

Openings

Total Rooms: 0

2006

Openings

Knights Inn (opened 4/06): 70
Woodburn Cottage (opened 5/06): 2
Ramada Plaza Hotel (opened 5/06): 202
Total Rooms: 274

2007

Openings

The Umstead Hotel & Spa (opened 1/15/07): 150
Samuel Thomas House Bed & Breakfast Wendell (opened 8/07): 3
Hampton Inn & Suites Brier Creek Corporate Center (opened 8/07): 135
Holiday Inn RDU (opened 10/07): 143
Lions Gate Inn (opened 10/07): 4
Total Rooms: 435

2008

Openings

Raleigh Marriott City Center (opened 7/21/08): 400
Cambria Suites (opened 11/20/08): 103
Raleigh Renaissance Hotel (opened 12/26/08): 229
Total Rooms: 732

2009

Openings

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Northeast (opened 1/7/09): 116
Comfort Inn Raleigh (opened 7/09): 60
Four Points Cary (opened 10/30/09): 129
Four Points RDU (opened 11/5/09): 105
Hotel Sierra (opened 11/16/09): 141
Total Rooms: 551

2010

Openings

Holiday Inn Express Raleigh (1/19/10): 108
Value Place Hotel Raleigh-Durham (5/14/10): 113
Embassy Suites Hotel at Brier Creek (6/4/10): 175
Fairfield Inn & Suites Brier Creek (8/12/10): 128
Wingate Raleigh RBC Center (9/30/10): 99
Courtyard Raleigh/Triangle Town Center (11/22/10): 109
Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites Holly Springs (11/30/10): 124
Candlewood Suites Apex/Raleigh (12/16/10): 81
Total Rooms: 937

Closings

Samuel Thomas House Bed & Breakfast (closed 2010): 3
Days Inn Cary (closed 7/11/10): 125
Wynne Residential Suites (4/10…no longer in business): 346
Adjustment:
Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree reduced from 141 to 125 rooms: 16

2011

Openings

Candlewood Suite Wake Forest (6/16/11): 81
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Cary (12/30/11): 132
Total Rooms: 213

Closings

Crabtree Inn (old Ramada Inn @Crabtree Valley)
(to make way for new hotel in 2012/13)(8/11): 75

Adjustments

Adjustment to number of units available for Temporary
Living Company (decreased from 130 to 90 units): 90
Adjustment to number of units available for Oakwood
Temporary Housing (decreased from 300 to 70 units): 70
Adjustment to number of units available for
Home Suite Home, Inc. (increased from 75 to 100 units): 100
Adjustment to number of units available for
National Corporate Housing (formerly Equity
Corporate Housing (decreased from 200 to 20 units): 20

2012

Openings

Hyatt Place Raleigh West (LEED Certified) (2/22/12): 132
Value Place Raleigh North (4/6/12): 121
Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Downtown (12/16/12): 126

Closings

Woodburn Bed & Breakfast Inn (12/31/12): 2
Total Rooms: 377

2013

Openings

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley (1/4/13): 135
Hamilton Scot Inn (4/13): 6
Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills (Leed certified) (7/18/13): 137
Total Rooms: 278

2014

Openings

Springhill Suites by Marriott Raleigh/Cary (7/18/14): 130

Closings

Cameron Park Inn (7/14): 4
Velvet Cloak (7/14): 50
Milner Inn (10/14): 50
Total Rooms: 26

2015

Openings

Residence Inn/Brier Creek (6/20/15): 128
Courtyard by Marriott/Brier Creek (6/22/15): 128
Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley (8/03/15): 149
Aloft Raleigh (10/27/15) - 135
Total Rooms: 540

2016

Openings

Mayton Inn/Cary (2/13/16): 45
Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek (5/24/16): 144

Closings

Capital Inn (5/14/2016): 58
Total Rooms: 131

2017

Openings

AC Hotel Raleigh (3/20/17): 135
Fairfield Inn Cary (5/11/17): 108
Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown (7/6/17): 176
The StateView Hotel (10/9/17): 164
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Raleigh North/Triangle Town Center (10/23/17): 88
Hyatt House RDU/Brier Creek (12/22/17): 130
Hampton Inn & Suites – Knightdale (12/27/17): 110
Total Rooms: 911
 
2018

Openings

Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Cary I-40 (5/17/18): 108
Tru by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport (8/21/18): 106
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brier Creek (8/23/18): 106
Guest House Raleigh (11/1/18): 8
Re|visn by welcome (11/19/18): 48
Home2 Suites RTP (11/20/18): 100
Total Rooms: 476

2019

Openings

Courtyard By Marriott Raleigh/Cary Parkside Town Commons (4/04/19): 105
Total Rooms: 105

Disclaimer: Hotels in Wake County undergoing renovations, including hotels under new management, will not be listed on our Hotels Under Development page. If you have specific questions about a hotel not listed, please contact Jill Flanagan at jflanagan@visitRaleigh.com.

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